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Lindsey Vonn posts photo of swollen leg on Facebook

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:51 AM   |   Comments

Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn, who tore two ligaments in her knee after a painful crash on the slopes, posted photos of herself recovering from surgery last week.

The 28-year-old Olympic medalist said her surgery went well, but that the road to recovery would be "long and hard." It sure looks like it.

"My knee looks...um...not very good.... #longskirtsthissummer #ugh," Vonn said in a Facebook post, which included a photo of her bruised, swollen and bandaged leg.

Vonn also shared a photo of herself recovering in bed:

Success! Surgery went very well yesterday and I'm recovering at home in vail with my family. I want to sincerely thank everyone for their well wishes these last few days. It's going to be a long and hard road back but I will be back!! Xoxo Lv @gopro #postsergurypic #idontlikehospitalpics

According to the Los Angeles Times, Vonn's doctor, Bill Sterett, said he'd have to prevent the skier from pushing herself too hard ahead of next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

"In all honesty, the first few months will be me trying to pull the reins back on Lindsey [rather] than having to push her," Sterett said. But I can't emphasize enough how upbeat she's been through all of this. She's very goal-oriented. She's got her sights set on these next two years."

Watch video of Vonn's crash below:

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